Planning and Zoning in New Brighton
The City has a Zoning Code and a Comprehensive Plan to ensure safe and orderly development and compatible land uses. All commercial and industrial projects, multi-family housing projects, and single family residential building and remodeling projects are reviewed according to the Zoning Code as part of a land use approval or building permit review process. Exceptions and lot revisions or subdivisions must also be reviewed by the City’s Planning Commission.
For information on the division or combination of land, reference Chapter 26 of the Municipal Code. Depending on the specifics of your project, a land use approval may be necessary. Please read through the entire Land Use Application packet to ensure your request will be complete for processing.
Sign permits are also required for construction of new signs and sometimes the modification of existing signs. Some temporary signs also require a permit. Please ensure the appropriate permit below is complete prior to use of either a permanent or temporary sign. Any questions or concerns related to signs should be directed to the Community Development Department.
New Brighton 2040 Comprehensive Plan
In January of 2017, the City of New Brighton started the process of updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan, New Brighton 2040, a long range plan that will help define and guide future growth and development of the community. The Plan was last updated in 2008. Learn More>
The Information you Need
On November 24, 2009 the City Council adopted the 2030 New Brighton Comprehensive Plan Update. The Comprehensive Plan is an important tool for examining issues related to land use, housing, the environment, transportation, community facility, parks, recreation, and open space. While this update was state mandated to ensure the City remains compliant with the Metropolitan Council’s 2030 Regional Blueprint, it also gave the City the opportunity to revisit the visions and goals that were established in 1998. In addition, the City updated the figures and maps to provide the latest information on New Brighton, such as demographics, age/condition of housing stock, current land uses, and the like.
New Brighton city staff, the Planning Commission, and the City Council has been updating and revising the 1998 Comprehensive Plan since the summer of 2007. Various meetings and public hearings were held leading up to the Council’s approval on November 24, 2009.
New Brighton is pleased to present the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update below. This document is quite lengthy, so for viewing convenience it has been provided chapter by chapter. Should you wish to purchase a full digital copy, or have any other questions or concerns, please call the City Planner at 651-638-2059.
View the Comprehensive Plan
- Table of Contents
- List of Figures and Tables
- The Planning Process
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – Vision Plan Goals
- Chapter 3 – The Context
- Chapter 4 – Projections
- Chapter 5 – Land Use
- Chapter 6 – Housing
- Chapter 7 – Environmental Protection
- Chapter 8 – Transportation
- Chapter 9 – Community Facilities
- Chapter 10 – Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails
- Chapter 11 – Implementation
Zoning Code Summary
Chapter 1 – Purpose & Administration
Chapter 2 – Rules & Regulations
Chapter 3 – Establishments of Districts, Boundaries, & Districts Regulations
Chapter 4 – Residence Districts
Chapter 5 – Business Districts
Chapter 6 – Industrial Districts
Chapter 7 – Planned Developments
Chapter 8 – Permits, Applications
Chapter 9 – Signs
Chapter 10 – Flood Plain Management
Chapter 11 – Parking Standards
Zoning Code was adopted February 1, 2001. For complete accuracy, call the City Planner for recent changes.
Last updated 5/5/2015 1:28:02 PM